For MIPs, it's Jeff Pagels
No, this is not the first mountain Jeff
has summited, but this climb marks the end of a ten-year quest for the top of this mountain.
Mt. Bross stands 14,173 feet high, and is located some twenty miles south of Breckenridge, Colorado.
first attempted this mountain back in July of 1995, accompanied by, among others, newly-weds, Scott and Brenda bertrand, who postponed their honeymoon to join him.
After about 3 yards up the mountain, Pagels
got a rude awakening; namely, that he
couldn't make it up these mountains in his
sports chair without serious help from his
Despite some amazing teamwork, the summit eluded the group, as it did once again, on a second attempt in 2004.
But late this summer, with better equipment, more time, and Jeff's
continued determination (not to mention a willingness to take a battering in the effort), Jeff
made it to the top under his
After a surprise bottle of champagne lugged up by one of his
teammates, followed by a grueling descent on a hand cycle mountain climber with no shocks, Pagels
declared himself ready for the next adventure, whatever that might be.
Congratulations, Jeff; keep up the good work and the adventurous spirit!